Dundee and Around
Discovery Point (Dundee )
- The Royal Research Ship Discovery was built in Dundee for the 1901 expedition of Scott and Shackleton to Antarctica. This tall masted ship spent two winters locked in the ice, but now is restored and sitting dockside in Dundee. On board ship, kids can run around the boiler room, see how the scientists and sailors lived and worked aboard ship. For more information about the Scott expedition, check out the Discovery Point
Barry Mill (near Carnoustie) - Stop in at this 19th century water mill, still grinding corn. All the moving mechanical stuff, elevators, sieves and sack hoists, is fascinating. Bring a picnic lunch and kick back.
Birthplace of J.M. Barrie (Kirriemuir) - Visit the house where J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, was born in 1860. Don't miss the little wash house, which was Barrie's inspiration for the Wendy house in Never Never Land and his first theater. In Kirriemuir village, there is a statue of Peter Pan, bigger than the Peter Pan statute in London.